I found this wonderful blog today Once upon a Miracle, she is brilliant and does a blog called True Story Tuesdays. Now, I have heard of her before from Julie over at
My Foursons (she btw is brilliant too). Previously I have thought of participating.. I have honestly! but.. I was afraid that I would receive a stern email reminding me that this is TRUE story and that fiction is not allowed. But see you all don't know my family...my family puts the fun in dysfunctional. And today.. today is a good day for this because I have had a horrible day. I have had the day where Murphy and his law has spent the day mooning me. So on to my story:
My mother, a wonderful Catholic woman, who attends Mass regularly. Growing up, we as a family attended Mass every Sunday and were constantly looked on as ohh "There goes the Claassen family, look how well behaved they are" My parents had raised four boys and me, and we knew if we acted up in Mass what the punishment was. My mother mastered the art of pinching us quietly with nobody seeing us. She would reach over and grab us in that upper arm flap, enough to get our attention and sting. Ya know what I am talking about THAT pinch that would make a sumo wrestler cry. The thing is that worked great for my mom until she met her match :::cough cough::: me.
So, the story goes that I was acting up in Mass (who me? yea, I don't believe it either) and apparently my Mom reached over to get her point across. I decided it was the right time for me to get my point across as I said in a non-whisper:
WHY ARE YOU PINCHING ME?!?!
Needless to say, this mortified my poor mother who could not believe that one of her children would make this much noise or that she had met her match (She still won't tell me which). Ah but the morale of the story: Don't pinch in church.. or you might get that one kid who lets everyone know that they do not approve.
This story is true and certified, much to my delight.. by me :o)~